COMMUNISTS CONDEMN ‘STEADY AS THE ECONOMY SINKS’ BUDGET

The Communist Party has condemned what it calls Chancellor Philip Hammond’s ‘steady as the economy sinks’ Autumn Budget.

CP general secretary Robert Griffiths said it reflected Tory priorities to ‘fill the boots of private enterprise with public money’ and shore up big business profits.

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FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR TORY ATTACK ON THE POOR AND VULNERABLE

The Tory attack on low paid workers, benefit claimants and people with disabilities will continue for years to come unless we get rid of this government.

Most of the cuts planned by ex-Chancellor Osborne are going ahead as planned through freezing in-work benefits, rolling out Universal Credit and slashing disability payments. At the same time there are yet more tax cuts for business and extra public subsidies for capitalist free markets in housing, transport and technical innovation that have failed so miserably up to now. Instead of pumping £8bn more into the private housing sector and accelerating the forced sell-off of Housing Association properties, that money could build 140,000 new homes – almost four times more than Chancellor Hammond unveiled today.

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‘EU destroying Britain’s steel industry’, say Communists

‘The steel industry in Britain is being destroyed by privatisation, this Tory government and our membership of the European Union’, Robert Griffiths told the Communist Party’s political committee on Wednesday evening. Continue reading “‘EU destroying Britain’s steel industry’, say Communists”

Laurence Platt CP Midlands trade union organiser says “Steel can be saved!”

With the government determined to allow our steel industry to wither and die, it’s worth looking to the example of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, whose successful work-in saved British shipbuilding in the 1970s, writes Laurence Platt CP Midlands trade union organiser. Continue reading “Laurence Platt CP Midlands trade union organiser says “Steel can be saved!””